3-Series (E46, E90)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.
I was flipping through the channels last night and stumbled across a show on spike TV where an old 1997 GMC was getting a face-lift to look more like a 2000 Cadillac Escalade. After watching with amazement, I got the idea of converting my 2000 323i to look more like the 2004 330xi.
Iíve done some research and discovered that I could buy all the parts I would need for my 323i for under $1,500. The only problem is that I donít have a 330xi to compare my 323i with.
So my question to everyone out there is, does anyone know if there is any mechanical difference to the 330xi compared to my 323 (besides the obvious differences). For example I know that the headlights have to be wired differently then my 323. But I was wondering if anyone knew anything else besides that?
Ya, now that you mention the side skirts and antenna fin I think your right. I was also not calculating the cost of the hood because I had thought that they were the same between models.
I looked up some prices and here they are without tax and shipping:
-Used headlamps are $400.00 even
-new fenders without paint: 319.90
-new side markers are $31.90
-new hood & grilles without paint is 218.95
-new bumper price is unknown
-new brake ducts are unknown (do I really need them? Iím just changing the body)
-We will keep the loose/extra stuff at $200
-For the labor issue, I have a friend who owns a automotive electrical shop who said he would help me do up the electrical, as for everything else I think it would be an interesting project to do on my own.
The back prices are:
-back bumper is unknown
-side skirts are unknown
-All four-tail lights are $289.80
-antenna fin is unknown
So the total price without some of the big missing items is $1,460.55
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